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Long-term effects of a playground markings and physical structures on children's recess physical activity levels

Ridgers, Nicola D., Stratton, Gareth, Fairclough, Stuart J. and Twisk, Jos W. R. 2007, Long-term effects of a playground markings and physical structures on children's recess physical activity levels, Preventive medicine, vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 393-397, doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2007.01.009.

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Title Long-term effects of a playground markings and physical structures on children's recess physical activity levels
Author(s) Ridgers, Nicola D.ORCID iD for Ridgers, Nicola D. orcid.org/0000-0001-5713-3515
Stratton, Gareth
Fairclough, Stuart J.
Twisk, Jos W. R.
Journal name Preventive medicine
Volume number 44
Issue number 5
Start page 393
End page 397
Publisher Elsevier Inc.
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2007-05
ISSN 0091-7435
1096-0260
Keyword(s) children
school
multilevel modeling
recess
Summary Objective : The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of a playground redesign intervention across time on children's recess physical activity levels using combined physical activity measures and to evaluate the potential influence of covariates on the intervention effect.

Method :
Fifteen schools located in areas of high deprivation in one large city in England each received £20,000 through a national £10 million Sporting Playgrounds Initiative to redesign the playground environment based on a multicolored zonal design. Eleven schools served as matched socioeconomic controls. Physical activity levels during recess were quantified using heart rate telemetry and accelerometry at baseline, 6 weeks and 6 months following the playground redesign intervention. Data were collected between July 2003 and January 2005 and analyzed using multilevel modeling.

Results : Statistically significant intervention effects were found across time for moderate-to-vigorous and vigorous physical activity assessed using both heart rate and accelerometry.

Conclusions : The results suggest that a playground redesign, which utilizes multicolor playground markings and physical structures, is a suitable stimulus for increasing children's school recess physical activity levels.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2007.01.009
Field of Research 110602 Exercise Physiology
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029910

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